Who is behind Bike Gastein? We introduce ourselves.
MECHANIC / GUIDE
Edwin was born in the Netherlands and grew up on a bicycle. Even as a child, he would roam the suburbs with a BMX bike and a homemade start number. Later the racing bike was added for speed skating training. As a student, the road bike became too boring for him and he explored the mountains on a mountain bike.
Eventually, love transplanted him to Austria. After 15 years in business, he quit his old job and moved to the beautiful Gastein Valley. Since 2014 he has managed the company together with Andrea Bike-Gastein.
Growing up in the mountains I had the best conditions to learn to appreciate and love nature. Early on I was drawn out on my mountain bike to discover foreign countries, cultures, languages and typical dishes.
With the takeover of my father's bike shop I was able to turn my hobby into my profession. It always makes me happy and satisfied to show guests our beautiful home.
Favorite quote: "It was a good day when you learned something and made someone laugh."
Harald must have turned his hobby into his profession. After a good mountain bike tour he is looking forward to dirty fingers in the workshop again. As a multiple medal winner at the World Games of MTB he is our riding technique professional for the advanced riders.
In winter he is a state-certified ski instructor and ski guide with his guests on freeride and ski tours in the Gastein Valley.
His tours in summer and winter have the motto: "It makes me happy to make you happy".